It appears that Hurricane Gustav is expected to make a direct hit on the country of Haiti and more specifically, the eye is expected to pass over the capital of Port-au-Prince. The creche where our boys and 65 other kids reside is a mere 20 miles or so from Port-au-Prince. Please keep our kids and all of their creche friends in your thoughts today. While hurricanes are not rare in Haiti, the destruction they often cause is catastrophic.
People are ill prepared to face a storm of this size. Their housing, if any, is ramshackle at best, they have no food supplies for reserves and the torrential rains often cause landslides and much death and destruction. We feel confident that our kids are as safe as possible, given the situation. The creche has ample food on hand, and reserves of clean well water. The road, or dirt and rock path, that must be travelled to reach the creche is often washed out in heavy rains, completely isolating the orphanage. Please keep this situation in your daily thoughts and pray that our kids and all the staff members are kept safe during this storm.